Semester

Summer

Date of Graduation

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Type

MFA

College

College of Creative Arts

Department

Intermedia & Photography

Committtee Chair

Gerald Habarth

Committee Co-Chair

Dylan Collins

Committee Member

Joe Galbreath

Committee Member

Michael Sherwin

Abstract

This thesis discusses the intermedia and sculptural artwork for Kristine R. Synowka's exhibition, Tides and Air. Through a wide variety of different media, both traditional and electronic, a hypothetical world split between terrestrial plants and weeds and ocean environments is explored within the space of the gallery. Echoing the movement of the viewer through the gallery space, the imagery switches focus from the familiar backyard plants to an oceanic realm based off the kinds of environments that we mostly know from theory. A possible new mythology relating to animals is subtly hinted at through encounters with artwork portraying animals from my own personal set of symbols. The ultimate myth or narrative suggested by the work is left for the viewer to form for his or herself.

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